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May 19th, 2007 07:36 PM
newbie Hello I am a new here I bout TCA peel from Ebay BetterComplexions and it burned my face badly. I used it 2 weeks ago and there is scab on my face. I am black with a medium brown complexion but There is a redish brown crust all over most of my face, undeneath it looks like really blood red. I went to my doctor already he said it will heal fine he gave me an antibacterial ointment to apply but he said I might have some scarring, now I am really scared because I asked what can he do to stop it he said nothing, he said allow the skin to heal for 6 months then come back and if there are scars we will deal with it then. This is absurb I only left the TCA on for 1 minute now theres all this damage has anyone dealt with this how do you help the skin heal? PS I was trying to get my complexion lighter since I heard MJ did a bleaching peel. Now it just looks darker and red and scabby. =(
May 19th, 2007 09:10 PM
easilytanned hi newbie, 100% aloe vera gel usually is extremely effective if you put it on right after. but since it's probably been days, I'm not too sure. however, you should try it. Now, it would be extra great if you can have access to aloe plant. If so, you would take one leaf/stem, slice off the thick skin of it, leaving only the gel-like clear middle part and then leave it on your face for as long as you can or until it turns white.
May 20th, 2007 12:04 PM
newbie Thanks, I had asked about Aloe gel and Vit E oil the doctor said there's no proof Vit E help heal and that Aloe gel water content might make the scab to wet. I do have an aloe plant in the kitchen window I am going to go take some jelly out of it and put it on my face as the scab looks real crusty brown now like it want to peel badly. Before it was oozy but now its more dry crusty. The doctor did say scars and hyperpigentation would be likely, ans since I am black, keloids. This is so sad!
May 20th, 2007 07:03 PM
CKingLightSkin dont use vitamin E I actually heard it slows down tissue healing in damaged skin. Its only benefical to healthy skin cells, I would recomend pure 100% unrefined emu oil.
May 22nd, 2007 03:21 PM
newbie Thanks guys its healing slowly but surely. I can't wait till I'm able to start bleaching my face. I wish there was something I could put on one place and it would work al lover every nook and cranny or my dark skin. Like a patch or a pill! Is there anything like that?
May 25th, 2007 05:39 AM
easilytanned lol... I dont' think they have something like that. You might try lightening pills. I personally have not tried. With aloe vera, you have to use the 100% gel. Once your skin heals to certain degree (without open wound), you could apply it all over your face. Aloe is known to absorb UVA, which is why some claim that it might whiten. In my opinion, it simply prevents you from getting darker. In time, your skin will return to its pre-tanned color. I think for now, this might be your only solution. Best wishes to you.
May 25th, 2007 02:33 PM
Gudiya I burned my face with an AHA peel before. It was a long time ago. There is definitely so much hope. Your skin will look a lot better in a few months if you just treat it right. Take my advice and don't think about bleaching it for a long time. Atleast 3 months, and then only use something natural please. I had made the mistake to start using HQ on my dark burn marks just 1 month after I got burned, and my skin was even worse than before !!!

When you're young your skin regenerates a lot quicker. I really hope everything works out because I know how it feels !!! 100% food grade aloe vera gel (I got this advice from a derm years ago when it happened to me), and it helped.

And I am sure your burn will heal a lot quicker than mine did, because I kept experimenting with lightening products in an attempt to lighten the dark mark the burn left, but actually the burn was still in its healing stage. Man I really regret messing around with my skin.
May 25th, 2007 11:04 PM
SANDY T Hello guys. tca peels are waaay to strong for any type of skin that is not fair, they are meant for fair skin, and usually done by a surgeon or derm.
Gudyia, what type of peel did you do, you got me scared, I just ordered a 40% lactic peel, from makeup artist choice, and I know they are milder then glycoic and tca, and I am mixed, a medium brown color so do you guys think a lactic peel will burn my face too...Millena said that lactic peels are okay.
May 26th, 2007 02:31 PM
CKingLightSkin Lactic acid and TCA peels work in two completely different ways. Lactic peels have a larger molecular structure and its naturally found in your skin. The main thing they do is give you brighter younger more moisturized skin. TCA peels penetrate layers of skin to completely resurface, if you are not careful you can scar easily. One thing you NEVER want to do is force peeling skin as it causes worse problems. Im sure Mileena knows more than me about them than me.
May 26th, 2007 02:43 PM
Gudiya Hi Sandy. I used a Glycolic Acid peel on a low concentration but not too low either & it burned my face badly. Don't worry a Lactic peel is much better. Don't get scared. Do it carefully and everything. I'm sure you'll be alright. Because glycolic acid is much more irritating than lactic acid. Infact, just 3 and a half months after I burned my face with the glycolic acid, I used a fairness cream with Lactic Acid in it. And, it didn't burn my face. I was sensitive to it so I used to get a slight reddish tinge that used to go away, but no it didn't burn my skin..and I used to put it on at night.

But with the Lactic peel it's very different because you'll leave it on for a few min only. So anyway, glycolic should be used really carefully in darker skins because it can definitely cause hyperpigmentation if too much is used.
May 26th, 2007 11:36 PM
SANDY T whew!! thank you guys!!